David Cameron has made his first visit to Israel as Prime Minister, telling members of the country’s parliament, the Knesset, that his family tree includes a Jewish great-great-grandfather. In his address, Mr Cameron underlined his “rock solid” commitment to Israel by revealing how his great-great-grandfather Emile Levita, came from Germany to Britain 150 years ago. […]
Visit Yad Vashem and pay tribute: tick. Address the Knesset and pledge eternal support: tick. Reject trade boycotts, condemn Islamic militant anti-Semitism and defend kosher slaughter: tick – tick – tick. David Cameron’s visit to Israel certainly ticks all the right boxes. It’s the sort of ceremonial set-piece event requiring a statesmanlike performance that the [...]
Hattie Harman tried to crack Clegg today. The deputy prime minister, standing in for David Cameron, explained carefully that his boss was visiting, ‘Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territories.’ Not… Continue reading The post PMQs sketch: what Tony Blair knew about being a toff, and what Nick Clegg doesn’t appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Israel on Wednesday for a 22-hour visit to discuss the peace talks and Iran. It is his first official visit to the region since taking the British premiership in 2010. After landing atShow More Summary
David Cameron's speech to the Knesset today was undeniably strong, even considering the weaknesses such as his continued blind support for Mahmoud Abbas, and John Kerry's peace plan. The British Prime Minister's address to the Israeli parliament was quite clearly a heavily 'pro-Israel' address. Show More Summary
British Prime Minister David Cameron today made his first visit to Israel as prime minister, delivering an address to the Israeli parliament, the Knesset. Speaking to a fractured crowd following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...Show More Summary
With David Cameron in Israel today, it was the deputies’ turn at PMQs. These Clegg/Harman sessions are, by now, thoroughly predictable. Harman attacks the Lib Dems as the Tories’ accomplices… Continue reading The post PMQs: Labour still loathe – and feel contempt for – Clegg appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
David Cameron may have missed prime minister's questions as he travelled in the Middle East, but Nick Clegg stuck to the Cameron script when it comes to Wales. The deputy prime minister tried to deflect a question about the NHS in England with a reference to the NHS in Wales. Show More Summary
Credits: Jeff J Mitchell Getty Images After four-year delay, observers wonder if Middle East peace process is now finally a priority for PM First Reaction Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 12:23pm See related: Israel-Palestine conflict: can...Show More Summary
I doubt if David Cameron had time to scroll through Twitter before he left for Israel this morning. But if he had been on the lookout for Israel-related tweets, he couldn't have failed to notice the hashtag #BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel makes a lot of noise. Twitter is awash with [...]
This week’s Quantified Self roundup features an effort to bolster the Internet of Things, a phone case that tracks your vitals, and a wearable gadget that pairs users with personal trainers. UK boosts IoT effort David Cameron, the United Kingdom’s … Continue reading ?
The famed German antipathy to humour took a knock yesterday, when Angela Merkel made a joke about Britain at David Cameron's expense. The two leaders were in Hanover for a trade fair, when the German Chancellor giggled that Britain's commitment to countrywide high-speed broadband lagged significantly behind that of Germany's. Ho-ho! Perhaps the humour is [...]
So, how many crises do you know that last just 24 hours? Peter Robinson getting his inquiry from David Cameron is merely the close of phase one, not necessarily the end of the crisis per se. The Sunday Politics for instance carried this warning from Alex Maskey: I believe that Peter Robinson and others have […]
The Prime Minister travels to Israel early tomorrow, and will spend the day there, before going on to the Palestinian Authority. It's his first visit as Prime Minister, which is itself interesting. Quite why it has taken him four years to get round to it is the subject of mild curiosity both here and in [...]
When UK Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech as CeBIT this year, what examples did he use to highlight tech innovation in Britain? Yes, ARM and Imagination were on his list, but he also referred to the tiny, Linux-based computer called...
It is often forgotten that it was Michael Gove who led the Tories into battle in the first months of the Coalition. Schools reform was the top item on the legislative agenda for David Cameron’s new administration, and the first Bill put before Parliament. It was a way of underscoring Conservative priorities, but it also [...]
Nick Jandl (Green Lantern) and Cameron Scoggins (The Happy Sad) have signed on to CBS’ untitled David Marshall Grant drama pilot, from CBS TV Studios and Timberman-Beverly. The soapy medical show, based on an Israeli format, revolves around quadruplets – three brothers and a sister – who grew up on a reality show. Show More Summary
[Claudia Breidbach, right, demonstrates a bionic hand that is steerable by a mobile phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron during the opening day of the computer fair CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, on Monday. Image via Frank Augstein/AP.] Read more...
Even the Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe had more followers.
Russia will face targeted sanctions "within days" if Moscow does not agree to talks with the new Ukrainian government in Kiev, David Cameron told MPs today. The deadline - agreed between the prime minister and German Chancellor Angela...Show More Summary